Man tragically dies after being hit by lorry on M4 shutting motorway

A man has tragically died after being hit by a lorry on the M4 near Cardiff.

The accident happened at around 3.45am on the westbound carriageway of the motorway between junctions 30 Cardiff Gate and 32 Coryton.

A spokeswoman said, the incident involved a Renault articulated HGV and a male pedestrian.

She added: “Sadly the man was declared deceased at scene and his family are being supported by a specially trained liaison officer.”

The carriageway was shut in both directions for nearly four hours.

It remains closed westbound, but the eastbound carriageway re-opened around 7.30am.

The spokeswoman added: “Officers wish to thank members of the public who assisted at scene and for their patience during the road closures.”

South Wales Police tweeted: “We are investigating a fatal road traffic collision on the M4’s westbound carriageway at about 3.45am this morning between junctions 30 and 32, Cardiff.

“The incident involved a Renault articulated HGV and a male pedestrian.

“Sadly the man was declared deceased at scene.”

Police have cordoned off a road in Lisvane above the site of the accident on the M4.

The road is shut in both directions.